SEVIS Check In

All new F and J international students are required to complete the SEVIS Check-in.

1. Information about SEVIS Check-in and Orientation will be available soon. 

Please note that you will need to complete the SEVIS check-in and receive your new I-20 before you are able to apply for a Michigan driver's license or begin on-campus employment. If you do not check in at the OISS, the OISS cannot process your arrival for immigration purposes and inform the U.S. government that you are attending classes at EMU. You risk losing your immigration status if you do not conduct your check-in in a timely manner.

At check-in, we would be happy to answer any questions you have concerning EMU or settling in the United States. We will also have many informational resources available for you to help in your transition to campus.

You must bring all the following documents with you to check in:

  • EMU I-20 for F-1 students
  • DS-2019 for J-1 students
  • I-20/DS-2019 from other US schools, if applicable 
  • Transfer students must have all Transfer-pending I-20s and Initial I-20
  • I-94 card (if you have one) or most recent I-94
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • SEVIS I-901 fee receipt
  • Immigration documents of your dependents (spouse and/or children) like I-20 or DS-2019, I-94, passport and visa, if applicable
  • Complete the New International Student Information Sheet

Please make sure you have all your documents and you have completed the New Student Information Sheet. If not, you will have to reschedule your SEVIS check-in.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

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